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Today I did a creative-writing session using the collection of photos I'd put together, and it was fascinating (and in some cases touching) to see what photos people chose, and why. It'll take me some time to put the stories online, but when I've got them up, I'll link to them.

But here are some of the photos people chose:



That's by Wanda Lotus, who does great photos from the subways, streets, and parks of New York City. Check out her work here or here, and consider supporting her Patreon.

This next one is by Marcey Jacobson (1911–2009), an American who moved to Chiapas, Mexico, and took many photos there during the 1950s. (Her Wikipedia entry is here.)



The next photo, by Federico Rios, is of FARC guerrillas in Colombia. The source is a 2016 photo essay in the British Journal of Photography (Note: All the photos were printed in black-and-white for the prompt)

FARC soldiers

This photo of boys playing soccer is by a Ghanaian photographer, Francis Kokoroko, whom I follow on Tumblr (here). The original, larger version of the photo is here.




And here's one that I took, of a baby contest at the B-town fair in 2009.

Baby contest

There are many more pictures! But the cat is whining, so I'll call it a day with these.

Quick PS--I'm slow to come to songs sometimes, and this Sia song "The Greatest" has been out for a year, but the chorus, Don't give up, I won't give up, don't give up, no, no, no, is a great message.

Date: 2017-11-20 11:34 pm (UTC)
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But here are some of the photos people chose

These are wonderful pictures.

What was the baby contest?
Edited (itaaaaalics) Date: 2017-11-20 11:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-11-21 12:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
Could you explain the baby contest? I only know about them from old novels.

Date: 2017-11-21 03:48 am (UTC)
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Those photos are amazing. What great writing prompts.

Date: 2017-11-21 06:01 am (UTC)
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I remember Wanda Lotus--such a great street photographer!

Date: 2017-11-21 09:32 am (UTC)
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Stunning pics!

I'm just no good at people so I appreciate people who are!

Date: 2017-11-25 10:51 am (UTC)
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Looking forward to hearing about the stories. :D

Date: 2017-11-27 05:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm just now catching up with DW. Thank you for sharing my links!

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